I am fascinated by God’s promise to protect. In my daily devotions I find endless promises by God to walk with me and protect me, or my soul, or my comings and goings.
While those promises matter to me, I wonder why I sometimes want to walk away from following Jesus. Why would I walk away from such promises?
Even so, there is a promise that even if I walk away, He will restore me when I come back into His grace.
Then I will bring you
and your descendants
back to your land,
where I will protect you
and give you peace.
Then your fears will be gone.
I, the Lord, have spoken. – Jeremiah 30:11 CEV
My coming back to Him has nothing to do with me – if the Spirit of God, who resides in me as a follower of Christ, does not woo me back, I, on my own strength and in my own fears could never come back on my own. How grateful am I every day to know that God cares.
Actually there is a promise in our reading today that shows just how much He cares.
You have faith in God, whose power will protect you until the last day.[b]Then he will save you, just as he has always planned to do. – 1 Peter 1:5 CEV
Lord, I completely have faith in You. I trust you entirely with my walk with You. I need you like the breath I breathe each moment of the day. Forgive me for even the slightest thought of me being anything special without You. Thank you for saving me. As my family gathered earlier this week for our Canadian Thanksgiving, I am so proud of You. I could share some amazing ways Your hand has guided, encouraged and protected me. Thank you.